Luxury cruise line Azamara has announced a special event for its fleet, as all four of its vessels met up together for the first time ever in Koper, Slovenia.
The historic occasion occurred on October 8th, with the line’s latest vessel, Azamara Onward, making her maiden call in the small port of Koper alongside her three sisters: Azamara Journey, Azamara Quest, and Azamara Pursuit. A celebration was hosted by the Municipality of Koper with a ceremony in the Praetorian Palace, a 15th century Venetian Gothic palace located in Tito Square.
Local government officials and port authorities came together with the captains of each Azamara ship to exchange plaques commemorating the sister ships’ meeting.
“This has been a special moment that’s been years in the making. At first, we were planning to have our three sister ships meet but just two weeks ago, we were able to confirm our full fleet to be docked at the same time,” said Mike Pawlus, Director of Strategic Itinerary and Destination Planning.
“This wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Municipality of Koper, Port of Koper, the Slovenian Tourism Board, and Atlas Express . We are deeply grateful for the warm welcome and thrilled to show our guests the beautiful country of Slovenia.”
Mitja Dujc, Head of the Cruise Terminal for the Port of Koper, said “We are very excited to welcome all four of Azamara’s ships and their guests to Koper, the largest port in Slovenia. This port has been primarily a cargo port, but over the past few decades, we have been pleased to welcome more and more cruise ships to our beautiful country.”
If you want to be part of an event like this, you’re in luck — all four of Azamara’s vessels will be meeting once again in Koper in fall 2023.